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Chairperson’s message In December 2009, the UN General Assembly declared 2012 to be the International Year of Cooperatives (IYC) in recognition of the contribution of cooperatives to global social and economic development. The UN has called on governments, international institutions, business and other stakeholders to support the development and growth of cooperatives worldwide and has invited all nations to form national steering committees to ensure a coordinated response. The Year represents a great opportunity for the New Zealand Cooperatives Association and our members to raise the profile and the role of cooperatives, along with their contribution and importance to New Zealand. Compared with many countries, New Zealand has a relatively high proportion of the economy made up of cooperatives. The scale and diversity of the cooperative sector in New Zealand means that cooperatives have a key role in contributing to the achievement of the government’s economic objectives. – Minister of Commerce and Minister of Consumer Affairs, Hon Simon Power MP

The aims of the IYC are an excellent fit with the stated objectives of the New Zealand Cooperatives Association. The Cooperatives Association has formed a National Committee to coordinate the activities for the IYC and use it as a platform for a national programme of events and activities to forward the objectives of New Zealand cooperatives and mutuals. In just five months, tens of millions of people around the world will be celebrating and promoting their cooperatives and credit unions. A UN International Year of Cooperatives will come only once in our lifetime and probably only once in the lifetime of our children. It’s a huge opportunity to increase the awareness and understanding of the cooperative business model. It’s a launching pad to lobby for and secure enabling legislation and policy. And it’s a year to stimulate thinking, creativity, and leadership on legacy projects that will live beyond the year 2012. The cooperative movement is rich in its diversity. It’s also decentralised by nature which means decisions and control are not exercised from the centre. With this in mind, many 2012 activities will have local accents and flavours with co-ops and credit unions celebrating and recognising the Year with their members, staff, and community partners in different ways. At the same time, the cooperative movement is also united and shares, unlike any other business sector, a set of international principles and governance practices and structures. The International Year of Cooperatives 2012 will provide an opportunity to maximise our strength and impact through common messages, the common logo will give the Year a common visual identity around the world, and the slogan developed by the International Cooperative Alliance can complement existing corporate identities. The New Zealand Cooperatives Association, under the guidance of the National Committee for the Year, will be coordinating a national programme of awareness and promotion that includes a celebration of the contribution cooperatives make in New Zealand. It is also our intended purpose to provide a legacy beyond 2012. This prospectus outlines some of the activities we have planned to maximise the opportunity presented by the UN IYC 2012 and the unique platform it represents to raise the profile of cooperative and mutual enterprise in New Zealand, garnering understanding, building relationships and facilitiating an environment that nurtures and supports the cooperative and mutual way of doing business. It will inform you of the materials, activities and timetable of events we are planning, and the ways your organisation might like to become involved. If we all become involved in this unique opportunity, I feel certain we can make the International Year a success and that it will leave a legacy we can all be proud of. Russell Green, Chairperson, UN International Year of Cooperatives 2012 New Zealand Steering Committee


International Years The designation of International Years by the UN General Assembly aims to bring worldwide recognition to major issues and to encourage international action to address concerns which have global importance and ramifications. With the designation of each International Year, the United Nations encourages relevant industry sectors, governments and other partners to recognise and celebrate the Year but also to develop legacy initiatives that will continue to have an impact beyond the end of the Year. On December 18, 2009, the United Nations General Assembly proclaimed 2012 as the International Year of Cooperatives. The UN resolution, entitled “Cooperatives in Social Development”, recognises the diversity of the cooperative movement around the world and the role of the cooperative business model in achieving economic viability while also contributing social and community benefits. The resolution contains three goals for the International Year:

Cooperatives are a reminder to the

– Increase public awareness about cooperatives and their contributions to socio-economic development and the achievement of the Millennium Development Goals – Promote the formation and growth of cooperatives – Encourage Governments to establish policies, laws and regulations conducive to the formation, growth and stability of cooperatives

international community that it is possible to pursue both economic viability and social responsibility. – United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon

The UN has created its official 2012 website at


At the international level, the International Cooperative Alliance (ICA) will focus its efforts on raising the public awareness and visibility of cooperatives. The ICA board has acknowledged that raising awareness is the critical factor that will then create a ripple effect for other desired outcomes – such as more favourable legislation, more resources and increased capacity for cooperatives worldwide.


To help the international cooperative community achieve this goal, the ICA worked with the UN to create a global logo and one simple slogan for the International Year: “Cooperatives enterprises build a better world”. Cooperatives worldwide will be encouraged to use the 2012 logo and slogan by incorporating them into existing communications channels, such as on product packaging, point-of-purchase displays, flyers, sales slips and other communications materials. Further to the creation, distribution and promotion of the 2012 slogan and logo, the ICA will be working on additional information resources to support ICA members in our 2012 initiatives.

For 20 years I served as Company Secretary and Chief Financial Officer of Foodstuffs South Island, working for a cooperative of independent grocers who operated their own

More information will be shared in the coming months and updates can be found on the ICA’s UN IYC 2012 web page at A calendar of global events can be found at events.

New Zealand The UN IYC 2012 is a once in a lifetime opportunity for New Zealand cooperatives to come together under the banner of our own International Year to celebrate our success, gain understanding of our business model, and achieve the best policy and legislative settings to trade and grow in the national economy.

independent business and traded together for individual and collective benefits. During the UN International Year of Cooperatives 2012, we have an opportunity to not only raise the profile of the cooperative and mutual business model where it counts, but also to suggest to other groupings of individual business owners that they might consider a cooperative model with the promise of similar success. – Chris Knowles, Chairperson, New Zealand Cooperatives Association

Our aim for the UN IYC 2012 is that it provides a legacy that enables: • Politicians, policymakers, regulators and the media to have a clear understanding of the significance of cooperatives and mutuals in the New Zealand economy (production, employment, income, and the variety of sectors), and a sense of how many hundreds of thousands of New Zealanders interact with cooperatives on a daily basis. We want these groups to have a clear understanding of the cooperative business model, and how it differs from the standard business model, that of the investor-owned company. We also want to raise awareness within the tertiary education sector and professional bodies such as the NZ Institute of Chartered Accountants and the NZ Law Society around the cooperative business model, and in so doing persuade them to introduce courses on cooperatives into their curricula. To this end we want to use the UN IYC 2012 to establish new partnerships. In its simplest form, the UN IYC 2012 will provide a platform for: • Advocacy • Education • Relationship building • Garnering understanding and support • Celebrating the values and spirit of cooperatives • Creating pride in being a cooperative.


To achieve our goals, your support is vital.

Stated Objectives of the New Zealand Cooperatives Association • Promote the cooperative and mutual business model • Encourage and support New Zealand cooperatives and mutuals • Act as a representative body • Promote discussion and cooperation with decisions makers at all levels of government, designed to further the interests of cooperatives and mutuals • Facilitate and coordinate services, expertise and research in support of the cooperative and mutual business model • Collect, verify and publish relevant and useful information relating to cooperative and mutual enterprise. – from the Cooperatives Association 2010–2011 Strategic Plan

I’ll be looking forward to Cooperatives 2012. As a Fonterra shareholder I am frustrated around the misconceptions of ownership and success from the public and media. This may be an opportunity to create some “proudness” of being a New Zealander rather than a jealousy of others’ success that seems to be forefront in our community. – Grant Wills, Matamata dairy farmer

Role of Government in the UN IYC 2012 The role of Government in the support of cooperatives cannot be underestimated. It is their policies which forge the regulatory environment within which cooperatives operate. In the first instance, it is worth noting specific objectives stated by the United Nations for the IYC with regard to Governments. It should: • Encourage Governments to keep under review, as appropriate, the legal and administrative provisions governing the activities of cooperatives in order to enhance growth and sustainability of cooperatives in a rapidly changing socio-economic environment by, inter alia, providing a level playing field for cooperatives vis-à-vis other business and social enterprises, including appropriate tax incentives and access to financial services and markets. • Encourage Governments to take appropriate measures aimed at creating a supportive and enabling environment for the development of cooperatives by, inter alia, developing effective partnership between Governments and the cooperative movement through joint consultative councils and/or advisory bodies and by promoting and implementing better legislation, research, sharing of good practices, training, technical assistance and capacity-building of cooperatives, especially in the fields of management, auditing and marketing skills. • Urge Governments to raise public awareness of the contribution of cooperatives to employment generation and to socioeconomic development, promoting comprehensive research and statistical data-gathering, the activities, employment and overall socioeconomic impact of cooperatives at the national and international levels and promote sound national policy formulation by harmonising statistical methodologies.


Our Mission Statement To coordinate a national programme of awareness and promotion that includes celebration of the contribution cooperatives make in New Zealand, and in so doing provide a legacy of understanding and support. National Committee In May 2011, The New Zealand Cooperatives Association established a committee to review and oversee the coordination of the programme for the IYC, and ensure we make the most of the opportunity the IYC presents us with as a group. If all we do during 2012 is celebrate co-ops, that’s squandered the opportunity. But if we can

The following programme has been put together balancing the desire to celebrate, and provide a legacy, with the restrictions placed on us in producing a cost effective and realistic programme of activities that we can all share in.

relaunch the cooperative brand in the right way so that we can build on it after 2012 – so that 2012 is the beginning of a new momentum – that’s the prize we can win. – Chuck Gould, DirectorGeneral International Cooperative Alliance

Chuck Gould, Director-General, International Cooperative Alliance

Members of the UN International Year of Cooperatives 2012 New Zealand Steering Committee Chairperson Russell Green, Director, Capricorn Society Chris Knowles, Chairperson, Cooperatives Association Girol Karacaoglu, Chief Executive Officer, PSIS Blue Read, Member, Fonterra Cooperative Group John McKay, Director, Growers and Consumers Cooperative Society Jonathan Lee, General Manager Business Development, NZ Association of Credit Unions Ramsey Margolis, Executive Director, New Zealand Cooperatives Association


Projected Milestones August 2011 Commission research project into contribution of cooperatives and mutuals to the economy National Committee formation announced October 2011 Finalise sponsors for inclusion in all collaterals Appointment of a cooperative spokesperson/ambassador(s) November 2011 Request Prime Minister to host launch at Parliament, preliminary approach already made December 2011 Brief key stakeholders regarding UN IYC 2012 February 2012

In 2012, cooperatives hope to engage Maori organisations in activities that enhance, protect and promote the interest and welfare of members and

Media briefing on UN IYC 2012 February 15 lunchtime [tbc]

the independent status of

UN IYC 2012 formal launch at Parliament evening February 15 [tbc]

their business.

Commencement of discussions with NZ Institute of Chartered Accountants and NZ Law Society for cooperative and mutual study to be part of their continuing education requirements

– Kuki Green, Treasurer,

New Zealand UN IYC 2012 website at goes live

Ngati Pahauwera Development Trust

March 2012 Advertorials in main metro and provincial papers celebrating IYC and educating consumers and stakeholders April 2012 Preparation of first ‘Opinion Piece’ column to be seeded in a major metro June 2012 June 21-23, 2012 Cooperative Research Conference at Victoria University of Wellington Launch of the New Zealand Association for the Study of Cooperatives and Mutuals July 7, 2012 The UN and ICA Annual Cooperatives Day August 2012 Second ‘Opinion Piece’ column seeded in a major metro October 18, 2012 World Credit Union Day November 2012 New Zealand Cooperatives Association AGM


Activities The National Committee is working on a number of initiatives including

1. Gathering and disseminating information on cooperatives including • The commissioning of a research project that identifies the contribution of cooperatives and mutuals to New Zealand. We are in discussion with both the Department of Statistics and the NZ Institute of Economic Research on this. Our intention is that the research, to be done on an ongoing, annual basis, will result in a Cooperative and Mutual Top 50, similar to those published in Australia, the UK and the USA, as well as the ICA’s Global 300. • An information pack/briefing document and media kit will be developed including: fact sheets, case histories; the IYC 2012 programme; a Powerpoint/Keynote presentation for membership use; key messages; template media release; an outline of the spirit of cooperativism, and the research results and Top 50. The media pack would be available to all members to use with their regional, trade and community media at the time of the launch, and for other milestones/activities. • Briefing sessions will be held with key stakeholders prior to the launch as well as a media briefing held on the day of the official launch. • Articulate the role of cooperatives and mutuals in New Zealand, both past and present, their role and significance in the world today through opinion piece articles written and submitted throughout the year to national daily newspapers. • As part of the UN IYC 2012 celebration, and to tell the cooperative and mutual story without editorial interference, an advertorial will be placed in all metro dailies outlining the year, what cooperatives and mutuals are, why cooperatives and mutuals are important, the history, their place in the global economy, cooperatives and mutuals in New Zealand etc. • Development of the a website at to allow cooperatives and mutuals to contribute content as well as access resources and information. Content contributed by the sector would include examples of how local cooperatives and credit unions are themselves celebrating IYC 2012 or launching legacy projects in 2012. • We will be exploring the use of Facebook, Twitter, Youtube and LinkedIn as ways to maximise our reach to multiple audiences (particularly younger people). Social media will be critical to the UN IYC 2012 communications strategy because of its potential to mobilise networks, reach young audiences, and because of its cost advantages over regular media advertising.


2. Formal launch by a Minister at Parliament • A launch function for the start of the UN IYC 2012, but after the summer break, will be held in February at Parliament and hosted by an appropriate minister. While an official request has gone to the Prime Minister, this will need to be repeated after the election and post the announcement of cabinet postings.

3. Develop speaking opportunities • A Powerpoint/Keynote presentation will be developed for use by members, and a speaking programme will also be organised for regional Chambers of Commerce, conferences of professional bodies, and other stakeholder groups. • Partnerships will be sought with organisations such as Rotary/Probus and the United Nations Association to conduct a series of presentations throughout New Zealand; a presentation will be prepared for use by appropriate members throughout the country.

The UN IYC 2012 provides a unique opportunity for NZ cooperatives to promote the positive attributes of the cooperative business

4. Government relations


• A support minister in Parliament following the briefing of the new Minister for Economic Development, and the possible hosting of the launch if the Prime Minister is not available.

We will be using

• One-on-one briefing sessions as outlined above.

create a legacy, by

• Use the IYC as an opportunity to talk to regulators about concerns. media at the time of the launch, and for other milestones/activities.

the contribution of

5. Partner universities and professional bodies • The New Zealand Cooperatives Association has partnered with the School of Economics and Finance at Victoria University of Wellington in the creation of the New Zealand Association for the Study of Cooperatives and Mutuals, which will be launched at a cooperative research conference: “Building a Better World: The Role of Cooperatives and Mutuals in Economy and Society”.

this opportunity to officially measuring cooperatives to NZ’s national income and employment; and by promoting the distinctive features of the cooperative business model in our professional

• A committee with participants from Victoria University of Wellington and the Cooperative Association’s Tertiary Education Working Group has been established to run this conference on 21–23 June, 2012.

and university education

The purpose of the conference is to be a lynchpin in a series of activities aimed at promoting the cooperatives business model, and to identify and promote ongoing research on cooperatives.

Chief Executive, PSIS Ltd

courses. – Girol Karacaoglu,

It will also serve as an initiative to build a community of experts and interested parties for ongoing dialogue and research on cooperatives. An invitation for the submission of papers has gone out. • We will also be using the UN IYC 2012 as a platform for approaching other university and tertiary institutions to instigate undergraduate courses on cooperative and mutual enterprise that would be included as a module within business studies. • The IYC will also be used as a platform for raising awareness within professional bodies such as the NZ Institute of Chartered Accountants and the NZ Law Society around the cooperative business model. Our intention is that they introduce courses on cooperative and mutual enterprise into their curricula and, at the same time, recognise Cooperatives Association seminars as acceptable for their members’ continuing education requirements. • Short-term actions, and ones to be explored and announced during the UN IYC 2012, would be: – The announcement of a scholarship to study at the Masters in Management Cooperatives and Credit Unions course at St Mary’s University, Canada. – A scholarship to undertake a doctoral thesis on cooperatives and mutuals.

6. IYC 2012 Postage Stamp • The Steering Committee is talking with NZ Post about issuing postage stamps or a prepaid envelope to celebrate the contribution of cooperatives.


Programme Phases • Phase 1 – 2011 preparing the ground Raising member awareness and understanding, delivering timeline Fact finding Crafting materials Relationship building Forming partnerships Booking speakers, venues The role of community is shifting: it is moving into a peer relationship with government and business. Cooperatives will be the

• Phase 2 – 2012 delivery, celebration Key dates: – Launch: Wednesday 15 February, 2012

tool which will facilitate

– Cooperative research conference: 21-23 June, 2012

community stepping into

– International Day of Cooperatives: 7 July, 2012

and forming this tripartite structure.

– World Credit Union Day: 18 October, 2012

The UN Year of

– New Zealand Cooperatives Association AGM: 30 November, 2012

Cooperatives 2012 coincides with this trend, the timing is perfect. The Year’s focus will highlight the ability of cooperatives to cause much needed shifts in our society. – Margaret Jefferies, proposed Lyttelton Harbour Cooperative


Target Audience

Means of communications

Member businesses and their members

Calendar of events Information packs Resource kits, including templates and a list of activities they might like to undertake to celebrate the year Ability to use the research for education and business purposes Opinion pieces and advertorials for use as a resource on websites and in newsletters Media pack NZ Post stamp(s) or prepaid envelope commemorating the UN IYC 2012 for use throughout the year

Politicians, regulators, ministry officials

Key influencers

Year of Cooperatives

One-on-one briefing sessions

is an opening that the

Research results

International Cooperative

Top 50 list of cooperatives and mutuals

Alliance is committed to

Opinion piece articles



If we use this Year

Information kit

strategically, if have a bit

Invitation to the launch function (key minister to host)

of luck and if members


board believes, that the

Information packs

cooperative could become

One-on-one briefings

the fastest growing model

Invitations to events

by the end of this decade,


then we might just be

Advertorials Opinion pieces Media

The International

Appointment of a spokesperson

believe what the ICA

able to create a blueprint that will let us pivot from a cooperative year to a

Briefing at beginning of year for key journalists

cooperative decade.

Media kit

– Chuck Gould, Director-

Milestone media statements

General, International

Invitations to events

Cooperative Alliance

Advertorials Regional media kits to members Research releases Top 50 release Opinion pieces Partnerships

Speaking opportunities with Rotary and similar service clubs throughout NZ NZASCM conference at Victoria University of Wellington Tertiary education institutions for undergraduate courses Scholarship to attend the Masters in Management Cooperatives and Credit Unions at St Mary’s University, Canada [TBC] Scholarship for thesis/doctorate [TBC]

General Public

Postage stamps / prepaid envelope Advertorials Opinion pieces Media releases Research results Top 50 results Website – Service club nationwide speaking opportunities Social networking using Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and LinkedIn


Sector involvement Individual cooperatives and mutuals have a crucial role to play in ensuring the success of the UN International Year of Cooperatives 2012. Collectively, our businesses reflect the enormous diversity and dynamism that is at the root of any celebration of the cooperative model. Individually, our businesses have the power to spread the 2012 message through your boards, members, employees, customers, suppliers and other key stakeholders. Here are some ways that you, as industry partners, can get involved in the UN International Year of Cooperatives 2012:

The triumph and opportunity for 2012 is to significantly raise the profile of cooperatives as a valid and meaningful way of doing business both in

• Be a 2012 champion within your own organisation. Encourage your directors, staff, and colleagues to think about how your own cooperative can celebrate 2012. Many if not all of these people have their own social and professional networks within and outside the co-op and mutual sector and are well positioned to spread the word about the International Year. • Be a 2012 champion with your membership or within your sector. Based on best practices learned from other International Years, the greatest impact is achieved when local organisations are empowered and given the autonomy to make an International Year their own.

New Zealand and globally. The World Travellers cooperative was borne out of a need for a more viable, transparent and honest business model in the face of the Global Financial Crisis, and it’s these virtues that we would love to see profiled during the UN International Year of Cooperatives 2012. This would serve as encouragement for others to explore the opportunities of a cooperative structure, as well as promote doing business with existing cooperatives. – Wendy van Lieshout, General Manager World Travellers

• Use your existing communications tools to help disseminate information about 2012. Websites, intranets, internal newsletters, member publications, even sales flyers and point-of-sale promotional material can be useful vehicles for getting the word out. The National Committee can provide you with content that can be easily customised to meet the needs of your target audiences. • Stimulate thinking within your own organisation, sector, or membership about a 2012 legacy project or fund that might contribute to promoting or supporting cooperatives and mutuals in New Zealand. Think of 2012 as a springboard, not just an end in itself. • The UN IYC 2012 Action Plan recognises the significant role that co-ops and mutuals will play in the International Year. The support and involvement of every business in promoting and supporting IYC 2012 activities at a regional and local level is critical. • While messaging and resources will be coordinated nationally, the success of the Year will depend on the willingness of the sector to feed information to the grassroots levels. • Local cooperatives and credit unions have the greatest potential to make a significant and lasting impact on their members, employees and communities during the International Year. The emphasis on a strong and robust communications strategy recognises the need to mobilise, to create pride and to encourage leadership from cooperatives and credit unions at the community level. Co-ops and mutuals are rooted in community. • The marketing, messaging and visual tools for 2012 will be developed with a conscious effort to make them accessible, easy-to-use and relevant to local communities, while building national recognition.


• The Steering Committee’s website at will be a key resource for accessing information, sharing ideas and posting images, videos and other material relating to the International Year. • As local cooperatives and credit unions develop their plans, events, declarations, strategies and/or legacy projects, we encourage that these be shared with other co-ops and mutuals. This will provide an excellent opportunity for co-ops across the country to learn from each other’s experiences, and replicate activities that have worked well in other communities. Key roles for local cooperatives and credit unions include: • Reaching out to regional and community newspapers, local radio stations and other local media to ensure maximum public visibility for the International Year. Local media are constantly on the lookout for local stories, and local cooperatives and mutuals have a wealth of stories to tell. The International Year will provide an excellent “news hook” for these stories, giving community media a newsworthy reason to write about cooperatives in 2012. Engaging local elected officials and encouraging councils to adopt resolutions citing the contributions co-ops and credit unions make to their communities. Involving other potential community partners, such as Chambers of Commerce, service clubs and community associations in the 2012 celebrations. Local cooperators can offer themselves as speakers at a wide range of community events as one way of spreading the 2012 message throughout the community.

Budget Events and Engagement: Launch at parliament, media statement, media kits and briefing kits, media briefing/lunch




Preparation for proposal for NZICA and NZ Law Society


Signage and printing Advertorial design, production, placement (x6)

5,000 45,000

Opinion piece articles


Research conference (NZASCM)


4 x opinion piece articles and placement


Travel and accommodation


Website, e-newsletters, database development


Social media development


Secretarial/project support


Contingency TOTAL

5,000 200,000

Funding IYC 2012 cannot be successful without joint industry support on a cash basis. We are looking for sponsorship support from members to fund the programme outlined in this document. 13

We have four levels of entry: IYC 2012 Gold Partners


IYC 2012 Silver Partners


IYC 2012 Bronze Partners




Right now, cooperative businesses worldwide are preparing to share with others the important message that our businesses are not only a good way to do business – the best – they are a business like way to do good. Trent Bartlett, Chair Australia's UN IYC 2012 National Steering

Trent Bartlett, Chair of the Australian International Year of Cooperatives Steering Committee


Partner Benefits Gold Partners • Logo and recognition sponsors and supporters page on the national IYC 2012 website • IYC 2012 Gold Partners have naming rights for selected 2012 activities including: parliamentary launch; research; Top 50; and media briefing • Company case study on website – “Tell your story” • Logo recognition on all collateral materials as a Gold Partner, including: letterhead; media releases; advertorials; information kits; signage and invitations (excluding the Parliamentary launch, as this is not allowed when a Minister is hosting) • A speaking opportunity at the June 2012 conference • Showcase at the conference and other signage opportunities presented by this event • Access to all information / media kits / presentations materials / opinion pieces and articles for internal and UN IYC 2012 promotional purposes • Invitations to all events throughout 2012.

Silver Partner • Logo and recognition sponsors and supporters page on the national IYC 2012 website • Company case study on website – “Tell your story” • Logo recognition as a Silver Partner on all collateral materials including: letterhead, media release, advertorials, information kits, signage and invitations (excluding the Parliamentary launch, as this is not allowed when a minister is hosting) • Showcase at the conference and other logo opportunities presented by this event • Access to all information / media kits / presentations materials / opinion pieces / advertorial copy and other articles for internal and IYC 2012 promotional purposes 14

• Invitations to all events throughout 2012.

Bronze Partner • Logo and recognition sponsors and supporters page on the national IYC 2012 website • Name recognition as a Bronze Partner on all collateral materials including: letterhead, media release, advertorials, information kits, signage and invitations (excluding the Parliamentary launch, as this is not allowed when a minister is hosting) • Access to all information / media kits / presentations materials / opinion pieces / advertorial and other articles for internal and IYC 2012 promotional purposes • Invitations to all events throughout 2012.

Donations $500+ • Access to media kits / presentations materials for internal and IYC 2012 promotional purposes • Name on the information kit folders • Invitation to activities in your locality where we have the opportunity to issue invitations • Invitation to the official launch at Parliament.

Critical to strengthening the cooperative movement is getting information into the public domain about its great successes, both in New Zealand and abroad.

For more information contact: Russell Green: 021 655 461 and, or Ramsey Margolis: 04 384 4595 and

The international research conference on cooperatives scheduled for June 2012, New Zealand’s first, will place the cooperative movement front and centre. It will also provide an opportunity for collaboration, networking, and analysis to grow the movement and the spirit of cooperation. – Professor Morris Altman, Head of the School of Economics and Finance, Victoria University of Wellington, and President, New Zealand Association for the Study of Cooperatives and Mutuals


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